The covers of the early issues of the upscale Coronet Magazine were usually reproductions of a painting by one of the Masters or a well known artist. This June 1939 issue features a portrait by Renoir; "The Dance At Bougival."
Each publication of the Coronet Magazine is chocked full of art work, art in photography, fiction stories, poems, political articles, cartoons, real life and factual stories etc... Most of the magazines (if not all) offer a beautiful inclusion of artistic Black & White Photography as well as color. This publication offers color photographs with supporting articles of hand carved Marionettes and "A Study of Impressionism" with works by Monet, Renoir, and Pissarro.
The magazine carries an index on the inside front and back covers that lists the many featured works--too long of a list to cover here but something for everyone seems to make the list. There is an intriguing human interest story that features Jane Roper, John J. Anthony , Kent Cooper, Mrs. Roy Largent and others. An interesting article on "Childbirth Without Pain" from a 1930's perspective is included along with other factual articles. There are also fictional short stories, satirical essays, and much more.
The magazine is in Very Good Condition, with the 176 pages intact. The issue has only light wear at the edges.
**A BRIEF HISTORY OF CORONET: Published monthly from November 1936 until 1971, this upscale magazine leaned towards an audience that enjoyed the Arts. The magazine had a very similar layout to the Reader's Digest that was founded in 1922 and is very similar in size but targeted the more educated and generally wealthier audience. Most, if not all, of the issues offered a "Gallery of Art & Photographs" that were from around the world and also offered human interest stories about the lives of different artists. Each publication included Short Stories, Poetry, Political and Economic Writings, bits of History, Medical Advice...well just about something for every adult or young adult reader.
You may be interested in other Coronet Magazines soon to be available (or perhaps already available) in this shop.
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